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Read article: Why are my joints feeling stiff and sore?
Why are my joints feeling stiff and sore?
If you have been experiencing stiffness, pain, and a decreased range of motion or flexibility in and around your joints, you may have osteoarthritis...
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Read article: Follow these tips: Reduce the risk of arthritis
Follow these tips: Reduce the risk of arthritis
Arthritis is a condition in which one or more of your joints become inflamed, often leading to stiffness, soreness, swelling, and in some cases, pain...
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Read article: Promoting child independence in the kitchen
Promoting child independence in the kitchen
As a parent of two kids ages six and nine, I sometimes have to remind myself to stop doing everything for them. Rather it is my job to teach them the...
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Read article: Do you have heart disease?
Do you have heart disease?
When teaching classes on heart-healthy living, I commonly ask by show of hands, who has heart disease? Interstingingly, not everyone raises their...

News Releases

Could 4-H shooting sports be the right fit for your child?
Marshall, Ill. - Illinois 4-H focuses on programs that develop youth as individuals and responsible citizens. The Clark County 4-H Shooting Sports Program stands out as an example and is hosting a fall enrollment meeting and group meal on Monday, November 21, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting...
Think modern cooking techniques are the only way to a great meal?
Summer is just around the corner, which means camping trips and backyard campfires. Learn how satisfying it can be to cook a meal over a warm campfire with the experts from Illinois Extension. A free class will be held at the Sassafras Shelter at Lincoln Trail State Park on Wednesday,...
Strive to Thrive series will teach youth fundamentals to help them flourish
MARSHALL, Ill. – All youth should feel a sense of purpose, joy, and direction in their lives. Sometimes though, it may seem like some aren't as engaged as they could be. Illinois 4-H knows the importance of thriving and is offering four online workshops for all youth ages twelve and older to...